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Dancing In The Dust

Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
Production Year: 2003  Country: Iran    Length: 100 minutes


When forced to divorce his wife by family and social pressure because her mother is a prostitute, Nazar (Khodaparast) works double shifts to pay back the loan he took out for his impulsive wedding and to pay some ongoing restitution to his sweet jilted bride, Reyhaneh (Kosari). When he falls behind in the payments he flees the police and ends up in the desert with an uncommunicative old man (Gharibian) who catches poisonous snakes for their venom. These two are forced to coexist in the desert, because Nazar is unwilling to return to the city and wants to catch snakes to make enough money to settle his debts. His verbose, chattering annoys the reticent old man until Nazar’s life is endangered.


Director: Asghar Farhadi
Writer: Alireza Bazrafshan, Asghar Farhadi, Mohammad Reza Fazeli
Producers: Iraj Taghipoor
Cinematographer: Hassan Karimi
Editor: Saeed Shahsavari
Music: Hamidreza Sadri


Faramarz Gharibian
Yousef Khodaparast
Baran Kosari
Saeed Noorullahi
Jalal Sarhad Seraj

In Competition – Feature Films

In Competition – Feature Films